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Scientists do glass a solid

New theory on how it transitions from a liquid

27-11-2014

How does glass transition from a liquid to its familiar solid state? How does this common material transport heat and sound? And what microscopic changes occur when a glass gains rigidity as it cools? A team of researchers at NYU's Center for Soft Matter Research offers a theoretical explanation ...

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Chevron Phillips Chemical CEO Says Sustainability is Being Redefined

26-11-2014

Digital technologies such as social media, mobile devices and the Internet are growing exponentially, connecting people from around the globe. This global connectivity is becoming a driving force behind greater transparency of corporate conduct, and is redefining what sustainability means for the ...

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Discovery sheds light on nuclear reactor fuel behavior during a severe event

New discovery about melted UO2 structure will enhance understanding of reactor safety during meltdown scenario

24-11-2014

A new discovery about the atomic structure of uranium dioxide will help scientists select the best computational model to simulate severe nuclear reactor accidents. Using the Advanced Photon Source (APS), a Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility, researchers from DOE's Argonne ...

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NRL scientists discover novel metamaterial properties within hexagonal boron nitride

24-11-2014

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon ...

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Parx Plastics winner of World Technology Award in New York

21-11-2014

At the TIME Conference Center in New York, Parx Plastics won the World Technology Award for Materials.Once a year The World Technology Network brings together many of the world's most innovative individuals and organizations in science, technology, and related fields to present, discuss and ...

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'Topological insulators' promising for spintronics, quantum computers

18-11-2014

Researches have uncovered "smoking-gun" evidence to confirm the workings of an emerging class of materials that could make possible "spintronic" devices and practical quantum computers far more powerful than today's technologies. The materials are called "topological insulators." Unlike ordinary ...

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Major class of fracking chemicals no more toxic than common household substances

18-11-2014

The "surfactant" chemicals found in samples of fracking fluid collected in five states were no more toxic than substances commonly found in homes, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Fracking fluid is largely comprised of water and sand, ...

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UH chemists develop porous molecules that bind greenhouse gases

17-11-2014

A team of University of Houston (UH) chemistry researchers have developed a molecule that assembles spontaneously into a lightweight structure with microscopic pores capable of binding large quantities of several potent greenhouse gases. "Greenhouse gases, such a carbon dioxide, have received ...

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Dow Announces Sale of ANGUS Chemical Company

14-11-2014

The Dow Chemical Company announced that it has signed a definitive agreement under which ANGUS Chemical Company will be sold to Golden Gate Capital for $1.215 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015, subject to completion of customary regulatory filings.Dow ...

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Celanese Receives ‘Most Creative Composites Application’ Award

13-11-2014

The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) has awarded Celanese Corporation with the Most Creative Composites Application Award for “Excellence in the Design Category” at the Composites and Advanced Materials Expo (CAMX). Celanese received this award for its high-performance carbon ...

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